25 Apr 2022
Enjoy a slice like no other as Searcys unveils a limited-edition wedding cake of regal proportions.
The UK’s oldest British caterer is celebrating its 175th anniversary with the recreation of a royal wedding cake created by its founder, John Searcy, 126 years ago. The caterer has taken a trip back through its archives to the 1896 royal wedding of Princess Maud, then the future Queen of Norway, to Prince Carl of Denmark. Considered the society wedding of the year, royal attendees included Queen Victoria, grandmother of the bride, the Prince and Princess of Wales and Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark.
A confectioner by trade and a Royal Warrant holder to the Prince of Wales, John Searcy came out of retirement to bake the breathtaking multi-tiered cake for the wedding. Adorned with confectionary, the cake included fine sugar work flowers, roses and angels, along with the Royal Arms of England and Denmark.
In tribute to its founder, Searcys has recreated the same cake, in partnership with baker Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Working alongside Searcys own pastry chef, Yvonne Graham, the confectioners spent three weeks tirelessly completing the cake to reflect its original design. Five-tiers of Dundee fruit cake are covered with delicate marzipan and white and gold lattice work icing before topped with carefully crafted sugar work of flowers, fruits, cherubs and lions.
To try a slice of the action, the cake will travel across Searcys restaurants throughout the summer from National Baking Day on 17th May. Diners will be able to try a slice to purchase at venues including 116 Pall Mall, The Pump Room in Bath, Searcys at the Gherkin and St Pancras Brasserie.
The Princess Maud Wedding cake can also be made to order for any wedding celebrations booked across its iconic venues. To learn more please visit www.searcys.co.uk.
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